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>> tonight the brain of an nfl legend raises questions about football. seth doeane on what scientists found in junior seau's brain after he committed suicide. the front lines in the battle against the flu epidemic. >> our staff really have been pushed almost to the breaking point. >> michelle miller on who should go to the hospital and who shouldn't. major garrett reports on what the nra has to say about its meeting today with vice president biden. and a hurricane nearly blew them away. >> i was thinking about, you know, just closing up shop, taking my losses and moving on. but something told me to stay. >> pelley: but jersey had an answer for sandy captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. junior seau was one of the fiercest linebackers in the nfl. he had nearly 2,000 tackles on his way to 12 pro bowls and a super bowl. but retirement was even more punishing. saw au had emotional problems late in life that ended in suicide. and today researchers say that they found that seau who was only 43 years old was sufferin
these concussions. that what can it is nfl do about it? >> very little. they find them receivers in a similar position as the tobacco industry, you're never going to make a cigarette safe. similarly, you'll never make the sport of playing football safe, whether you're talking about the pee wee league, high school, pop warner or the nfl. the case of junior, it puts an exclamation point on now what are several years of new medical data we now know about the cost of playing football. >> now i look at that and i begin to think i don't know that i want my son playing football. i know college is already too dangerous, nfl college way too dangerous. what do you think would you stop your son from playing pee wee or high school football? >> it's an interesting question. my father-in-law was drafted by the dallas cowboys and always had dreams that my son now four years old would play football. two years ago, it was a real debate. my wife has drawn the line in the last year and said no way no how. my wife is not alone actually. over the last year, 1 million less kids are playing pop warner football than
that has the attention of players, parents, and the nfl. seth doane has the seau report. >> reporter: junior seau was a star nfl linebacker for 20 years. last may, two years after retiring, he shot himself. this was his mother, louisa.sa >> but i pray to god, please take me! take me, leave my son! but it's too late, too late. >> reporter: seau's family donated his brain for analysis because they suspected his suicide was linked to head injuries suffered on the field. today's report identifies brain abnormalities consistent with what is known as chronicti traumatic encephalopathy, or cte, which is caused by repetitive trauma to the brain. dr. russell lonzer oversaw the study. >> individuals that have been found to have cte in the past, in some cases, have exhibited behaviors such as impulsivity, irritability, aggression, memory loss, and suicidal thoughts. >> reporter: seau is the fifth former nfl player to commit suicide who was later found to have cte. more than 4,000 players have filed suit against the nfl for brain-related injuries. the nfl has changed rules to discourage blows to
. >>> proof. we have it tonight that nfl superstar junior seau had brain damage. and it's the kind linked to blow after blow to the head. tonight, the abc news/espn exclusive. did his life in football lead to his suicide? >>> wild planet. tonight, the whales take their first step in escaping their prison of ice. and we'll tell you about the massive red wave tearing across the water. what did it do to the people on shore? >>> and, surprises and snubs. oscar nominations are in, but we'll tell you what has hollywood buzzing tonight. >>> good evening. as we come on the air tonight, we are all anxious about every sneeze, every cough, every door handle as we confront an outbreak of flu coast to coast in this country. and it's not just the flu. another virus is on the move. i want to show you pictures that say everything. patients wearing masks. and also doctors wearing masks. abc's linsey davis spent the day at the hospital with the doctors on the front lines. >> reporter: all day long, dr. ron wall is rushing down the hall. a squirt of hand sanitizer, and he's off to battle for flu. >> it's go
: an nfl warrior, junior seau, who over a 20-year career made an estimated 1,850 bruising tackles, most of them head first. >> junior seau! >> he'd come home and just hit the blackout button in the bedroom and black out the room so he could just lay down. >> reporter: and today in medical documents obtained by abc news and espn, and confirmed in an exclusive interview seau's family, we learned for the first time that this monster of the middle, who killed himself last year, suffered severe brain damage from repeated blows to the head. >> we all love a good hit and a competitive game where they're battling, but at the end of the game, is it really worth it? >> reporter: seau's family donated his brain to science. the national institutes of health found evidence of shrunken and hardened brain cells like these, tell-tale signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. >> all concurred with the diagnosis of cte. >> reporter: it can be a lethal chain of events. chronic blows to the head, including concussions, can cause cte. the symptoms include dementia, mood swings and depression severe enough
. tulips come up. middle of january. thanks, dylan. >>> to sports now. the nfl playoffs continue tomorrow. only eight teams remain in the hunt for the lombardi trophy. tomorrow, paiston manning and the broncos hosting the ravens in the early game followed by aaron rodgers leading the packers into san francisco. probably the best offense versus the best defense in the nfl. on sunday, it'll be rookie russell wilson and the seahawks traveling to atlanta to face the number one nfc seeded falcons who no one is afraid of. while the late game will have the texans trying to do the impossible, take down tom brady and the patriots in foxborough. >>> details have been released on junior seau's death. after examining his brain, the national institutes of health concluded seau suffered from degenerative brain disease cte when he fatally shot himself. cte is caused by mild, repetitive trauma to the brain. it's been associated with the symptoms ranging from mood swings to insomnia, depression, and even dementia. autopsies revealed similar brain damage to two former nfl players who committed suicide. >>>
of the nfl junior say ou. family shares the reaction to the brain disease he had when he took his own life. >>> wake up call from the government. one of the most popular drug on the market. and the fda says the dosage is dangerously too high. >> gunfire breaks out on another school campus. frightening reminder of the newtown tragedy. even as new gun control measures are being gun control measures are being debated in washington >> today we learn football great junior suffered from degenerative brain disease associated with repeated blow to the head. we talked exclusively with the family about these findings and here's karen. >>reporter: the sudden suicide last year of former nfl star junior shocked sports fan and family scrambling for answers. >> we just wanted the truth. >>reporter: he was a legend on the grid iron. 12 time pro bowler who was known for crushing hits like this over nearly 20-year career. but it's the bruising blow that made his family and many others question what made him shoot himself in the chest. >> head to head contact, the collision are just they are out of co
the blame of the football all star junior soo. they show how many damage the years in the nfl may have done. details on that next. man falls out of his boat and struggles to stay afloat in the choppy ocean all by himself until a newspaper pilot spots him. and then that is still ahead as fox reports live tonight. initiated. neural speeds increasing to 4g lte. brain upgrading to a quad-core processor. predictive intelligence with google now complete. introducing droid dna by htc. it's not an upgrade to your phone. it's an upgrade to yourself. >> shepard: the legendary nfl linebacker junior sue seau had a degenerative brain disease when he killed himself last year. head trauma, brain damage. that's according to the national instiewts of health which studied seau's brain. the kind of guy involved in every play. but all that action apparently took a toll. he reportedly suffered a number of concussions which led to mood swings, insomnia, forgetfulness and depression. last may he shot himself in his chest. a move many saw as an attempt to preserve his own brain so that scientists might one day hel
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today former nfl star linebacker, junior seau, who committed suicide at the age of 43 last may had the same brain condition diagnosed in at least two former nfl players who also took their own lives. seau's family asked that his brain tissue be analyzed after his death. test results from the national institutes of health show he had a brain disease called cte, caused by repeated blows to the head. symptoms can include memory loss, aggression and depression. >>> now to a life or death struggle that has captured attention around the world. 11 whales trapped under the ice, running out of breathing room. and just as a rescue mission was ramping up, something unexpected took place. it's all happening way up in remote northern quebec. and nbc news chief environmental affairs correspondent anne thompson has our report. >> this is a scene of beauty and bewhich woulderment. the ocean's top predators, killer whales, fighting to breathe in canada's hudson bay. this pod of orcas has become an international sensation. watching whales that can grow to 8 tons, taking turns coming up for air in a
information about an nfl linebacker who committed suicide last year. really stunning the country. what was junior sea ureport he hadly suffering from? new information for you next hour. jon: a would-be thief in milwaukee got a whole lot more than he bargained for when armed with a knife he tried to rob a convenience store. the woman behind the counter didn't even flinch. instead she went straight for her gun, pointing it at her head. he made a break for it. and she took off after him. fortunately for him she didn't catch him. neither did police. that is why they're releasing surveillance video hoping someone would recognize the would-be thief. jenna: wow another story we're watching here in new york city. new information on that commuter ferry crash that left dozens of people injured. you saw it live on our air yesterday. rick has more on this. rick? >> reporter: the ntsb is leading the investigation, jenna and they're trying to figure out why the ferry came into the dock as hard as it did. the impact sent passengers hurling through the air with dozens of people thrown into their fello
good. they're monsters. they can beat a lot of nfl teams. >> take it easy. >> move it along. >> shut up. i get to gloat today. >> bill: igor volsky from think progress will join us as he does every tuesday. reid epstein from politico and then we'll talk sports with jack moore, the sports editor for "buzzfeed." but first -- >> this is the "full court press." >> on this tuesday, a check of other headlines making news. a new we the people petition on the white house web site gaining buzz for a new reality show to be produced that would star the vice president. the petition states that joe biden has a demonstrated ability to bring people together whether at the negotiating table or at the neighborhood diner. the authors are asking the white house to authorize c-span cameras to follow biden around produce a recurring reality show. the petition needs 25,000 signatures by february 3rd to get a response. >> bill: i love. it i'll sign it. i love it. what would it be called? the joe biden story? >> bill: all you have to do is follow joe biden around. >> here comes honey biden. >> the late preside
about sports and sports injuries. in the nfl especially. remember junior seau last year who took his own life. he shot himself in the chest because he wanted his brain to be studied. the doctors looked at his brain and told the family and they report this morning that his brain did test positive for chronic traumatic encephalopathy or cte repeated blows to the head and head injuries that can lead to dementia, memory loss. it is a problem that's plagued a lot of former nfl players. this is the issue that the nfl has to address when we talk about helmet to helmet blows and the sort of violent nature of the nfl. >> bill: so much evidence of this. i think dave zirin told us there are 9,000 lawsuits. phenomenal number. >> peter: one big lawsuit with several former players injuries lead -- brain injuries are leading to major problems. which leads us to this story. virginia commonwealth university did a study and looked at how we, as a nation, are doing in the health department. >> bill: this is stunning. >> peter: turns out we're not doing so great. americans die sooner and experience higher r
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class action lawsuit. they claim the n.f.l. misled them for decades on the risks of brain injury. >> there is no focus on the most important part of your body which is your brain. >> the league insists it's made safety a top priority. they understand that violence is part of football and hits make the highlight reels. >> it's not worth it for me. >> the findings on his brain underscore the need for more research on concussion related injuries. >>> and coming up at 5:00, cheryl jennings will sit down with two former bay area football players that struggled with depression. that coming up at 5:00. >> underage league baseball will begin blood testing its players for human growth hormone. timing is interesting coming up one day after baseball stars barry bonds, roger clemens were left out of the hall of fame because of their connection of steroid use. the testing is one part of the anti-doping effort. >>> joe biden says he will deliver gun control recommendations to president obama by tuesday. he says federal task force to curb violence has been productive. he met with representative
give him a snack. >> to the opening of an nfl he will envelope and he will come. >> bill: if you are wyoming promise a snack -- >> -- the only explanation i could venture to guess here is a couple of things. first, i think they fear this many pra. i don't think they want the exposure on this program. >> bill: they already got it though. >> an issue they feel passionate about. they got it but in a bad way. they fear some hypocrisy being exposed. let's say some of these people who have railed against the gun, second amendment and ownership of guns. let's say some of them actually own guns. do they want that expoised? >> bill: i wouldn't be surprised if turner has a boo zook can a on his ranch. >> bill: you know barbra streisand you know if you go on her property you will get a missile right between the eyes why do you think that none of them would give us and you by extension a statement? >> well, notice i'm sitting way over here in los angeles. although i have sat in the same room with you. hey, listen, they are not only afraid to go on the show and your show and be associated wit
much now, one year to the nfl and i'm thinking it's so unfair for him to have to deal with that. >> well, rg 3 has been getting so much attention so if you're somebody that wants to get into that attention head wind that he's getting and get your name
, during nfl playoff games, on news networks, even including this one. it is a two-week tv campaign for the insurance giant to not only show gratitude but maybe rebuild their image a bit, after one of the biggest and most wildly unpopular bailouts of all time. so how is it going so far? well, half way into the public relations endeavor, indebted for us all for saving them from financial ruin, well, this is how it is going. thank you, america, now we may sue you to try to squeeze some more cash out of you. the board of aig looking into a lawsuit on behalf of shareholders. the lawsuit contends the taxpayers' rescue of the company cheated shareholders and violated their rights. in a statement today, aig said the board will make a decision in the next several weeks. the white house has declined to comment on the issue saying the lawsuit is still pending. but we do have this. we do have a comment from the person president obama tasked with inventing an entirely new government agency to protect us all from predators and negligent companies in the financial sector, outside who last week be
, not only talented, he's given so much now, one year to the nfl and i'm thinking it's so unfair for him to have to deal with that. >> well, rg 3 has been getting so much attention so if you're somebody that wants to get into that attention head wind that he's getting and get your name out there, who do you go after? who do you attack? the guy that everybody is talking about, the guy that everybody loves. it happens all the time. i think it's classic. and i also think there was a level of ignorance involved in this, in my opinion. >>. >> sean: what do you think, leann. i think they were racist. rg 3 and the redskins my team since i was born. >> sean: the winning team, itch' got t i've got the jets, but they're coming back. >> you know what, sean, you and i have a friend in steven a smith, thank god he came out and said what are you talking about? this is just wrong. you know, let's just say this, black people have been coming out saying white people have been racist since the dawn of time and then you have a black man saying racist comments against another successful educated black ma
in general. >> it is a toxic franchise. if you rated the different franchises in the nfl that have a high level of toxicity, redskins are probably in the top five. of that group. and my colleague thomas boswell wrote a column about this. he wasn't necessarily blaming directly the redskins but his point is when you go for the quick fix at all times, it is impossible to see the long-term view. that was the case that happened in that game. even beyond what was the injury, it wasn't the smart move to win that specific game. the short-term move, in my opinion, was the wrong move and in the long-term it didn't work out either. >> suched a good point. if you look at the franchise at least under the leadership of the danny dan schneider it has been quick fix after quick fix. let's get bruce smith to deion sanders. throwing people in and putting people at risk like they did with rgiii. they haven't taken the time to look ahead, build a good, solid franchise team and it really might have bit them in the last game. >> yeah. this is the one time that they did take the time to look ahead in terms of w
to observe that she's a stunningly beautiful woman. and by the way when i watched the nfl and tom brady comes on the tv screen, megyn, i have a couple choice words about him. and does that make me somebody who is leering, tom brady, but anyway i digress. the problem here we have gotten so into this situation in america where the word police are everywhere. so, regardless of what you say, you call a woman beautiful, call tom brady a hunk, suddenly the word police are on top of you. you can't make a joke, can't give a valid compliment to somebody without somebody in some corner of society jumping all over you and i think that's unfortunate. >> it goes beyond just, you know, appearance. the state department came out with some admonitions in the summer of 2012, kirsten, saying you need to be careful about saying, hold down the fort. because this could be offensive to native americans. you need to be careful using the term, rule of thumb. had to do whether a woman's bruises were bigger than an a thumb. in the day. be careful of using the term handicap, that may be offensive and call the war on ter
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